Welcome to Fern Gully,
Thank you for your interest in joining our adventurous family! We are accepting applications for ongoing enrollment in our outdoor early education programs.
We follow the Olympia School District schedule for holidays, closures & start/end dates.
All students must be able to communicate their needs and be comfortable using a toilet with minimal assistance prior to the start of class.
What to bring: a water bottle, sack lunch, snacks & appropriate all-weather gear, including a waterproof rain suit, rubber boots, and warm layers.
We are a full nature-immersion program so we will be outside, rain or shine, although we do have covered areas to warm up, eat, read books, do yoga, dance, music, art, and other activities.
CLASS SIZE: We keep a 6:1 child-to-teacher ratio. Children are in small “clans” of two teachers and up to 12 children. Our mixed ages approach benefits children in many ways, including helping to build a community that models the kind of diversity and mutual care that is more naturally in sync with how children learn and grow together.
HOURS: 9 am - 1 pm Mon-Fri
An in-person tour is required before registering. Please contact us to set up a date and time.
Please print the application and sign the enrollment contract and release form (see download buttons) and mail or bring it to their first day of school to complete registration.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT
Administrative Fee: There is a non-refundable $50 one-time administrative fee for each child. If you are applying for the school year starting in Fall there is an additional $50 deposit for school supplies. The admin fee and deposit ($100) can be submitted to reserve your spot by mail, in-person, or online via paypal.me/ferngullyschool
Please include a note with your child/children's name(s) and the day(s) you are registering for.
RECURRING MONTHLY PAYMENTS
1 Day per week
M, W, or Fri $200/month REGISTER HERE
Tues & Thurs Yoga & Music $250/month REGISTER HERE
2 Days per week $400/month REGISTER HERE
3 Days per week $550/month REGISTER HERE
4 Days per week $650/month REGISTER HERE
5 Days per week $750/month REGISTER HERE
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE you can set up recurring monthly payments for the schedule you want at the links above.
You can send one-time payments here: paypal.me/ferngullyschool.
We are also happy to accept cash or checks in person or via snail mail to:
Fern Gully School
1443 Brown St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Tuition is due on the first of each month. If needed, we can set up payment arrangements to pay child care fees bi-monthly or on a different schedule than the first of each month.
Tuition and all fees must be paid by your child's first day of school unless other arrangements are made. Please let us know what works best for your family.
We know that providing the best quality education for your child represents a financial commitment. We also believe that every child and family should have equal access to our programs and services. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please contact us.
We were founded by a collective of mothers with a mission to nurture the whole child and cultivate a community that respects and cares for each other and nature. Families who enroll in our school are encouraged to share their talents and contribute throughout the year through volunteering for community events, forest protection efforts, and work parties with our non-profit partner The Community Nature Foundation, or donating supplies and contributing to projects at school.